Your health is your greatest asset. The better your health, the better your lifestyle! And while there are many ways to maintain it, checkups are the only way to confirm that you are indeed completely healthy.
Certain conditions take weeks, months, or even years to manifest to the point where you notice and seek medical help, and in most cases the condition is even harder to treat. Quite a few terminal-stage diseases could have been easily cured if detected early. Diseases like include Obesity, Chronic lung disease, Lung and Colon Cancer, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Cardiac heart disease, Cirrhosis liver, etc. are all much easier to treat or cure if caught in the early stages.
But how on earth is someone to know to seek treatment when their body still hasn’t noticeably reacted to a disease or disorder yet? This is why it is important to seek preventative checkups with your trusted Hospital.
Does this mean you have to just keep getting scans from birth to make sure I remain healthy?
While that’s a great way to stay disease-free, it’s also not the most practical solution. In such cases, we can rely on the international consensus. The international consensus is that Men over the age of 35 and women over the age of 40 should get a full-body checkup and scan at least once a year, twice a year if they want to be cautious.
How to know before you know?
A disease like cancer doesn’t necessarily make itself known before it has reached a stage where it cannot be safely removed. However, regular visits to your doctor and bimonthly scans will help you catch conditions before they become severe! While we would hope that a full-body scan is just a single scan, the full picture can be grasped only once a full battery of tests are conducted.
Wait… HOW MANY TESTS?!
While specific disorders require more focused tests, preventative checkups require more detailed scans and tests. These tests are varied based on the category.
The Physiology: BMI, Blood pressure, Heart-rate
The Vital Organs: A detailed panel of blood tests to ensure each organ’s health and performance.
Testing for internal physical abnormalities: Ultrasound, X-Ray, MRI, CT SCAN, Bone Densitometry, Mammogram.
Aren’t those a lot of tests? I can’t just go ahead with this every year!
While you don’t necessarily need all these tests at the same time, preventative checkups are quite detailed. And to ensure your continued good health, they need to remain so.
These days, more and more hospitals have begun to understand the need to maintain one’s health and the importance of regular preventative checkups. However, making such a service more accessible has been a challenge quite a few hospitals face to this day.
That is why Lifeline Hospitals has come up with a more accessible battery of tests that come together in a single cost-effective package. Since the hospital is prepared for these tests, finishing them will not take long. As always, the results are also just as swift, which is what one should expect from a respectable, trustworthy hospital. So the only question left to ask would be… When was your last preventative check-up?